Students and Black Community Leaders to Lead Protest at Safeway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Students and Black Community Leaders to Lead Protest at Safeway Demand Apology for Racial Profiling of Fifth-Grader and Commitment to Training for Store Management and Security Personnel Time/Date: 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 22, 2021 Location: Safeway Parking Lot, Market St. and Church St., San Francisco What: Leaders from the Black Community, along with students from Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, will lead a protest over the racial profiling and shocking treatment of a fifth-grade Black student falsely accused of shoplifting at the store on April 26. Protestors will demand that Safeway offer a formal apology to the student and his family,...

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An Appeal from NAACP and African-American Faith Leaders to Stop Violent Protests

As we watched the nation honor the memory of Congressman John Lewis, who spent a life in the righteous struggle for justice and equality, we also watched in horror as peaceful protests around the nation turned violent in Portland, Seattle, Austin, Denver, and Oakland. In all these cities, and more, we have seen peaceful marches demanding equality descend into the madness of violence. It saddens us deeply, especially in contrast to the life of Congressman John Lewis and what he stood for. All of us in the movement have a duty and responsibility to repudiate violence and call on...

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Honoring John Lewis with Reparations to the SF Black Community

By Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown With the passing of Rep. John Lewis a few days ago, we lost one of the last members of the generation that launched the modern Civil Rights movement. He was among those who bravely stood up for justice and equality for Black Americans by putting his life on the line in the Jim Crow-era South, leading directly to the Black Lives Matter movement of today. I was privileged to be a Freedom Rider alongside him, as a handful of us rode buses in an effort to eliminate segregation in the South in the...

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